Having read my stats and discovered that people actually look at my page occasionally, I really am going to try to check in more often. This time I have a plug to make, but I'll try to disguise it with a general consideration of ebooks. If I really thought they were going to replace print books--and yes, I love the feel, the smell, the weight, the solidity of print books--I would be sorry, but I don't think they are. I think of them first as a storage facility. I've owned a lot of books in my life (still do, though I've been in reducing mode for years), and I never got rid of book out of economic necessity. It was always a matter of not having enough room for every book I'd like to keep. Ebooks don't take up any space to speak of, except in an easily portable device and some cloud out there somewhere. You can build up a whole library of classics quite cheaply, and even new books tend to be less expensive than the print versions. The older you get (and we all do every day), the more likely benefit there is from being able to change font sizes. The searchability feature gives you in effect an index to any book you're reading, fiction or non-fiction, that can be more efficient than the best print index every printed. Ever read a mystery and tried to find when (or if) the author actually filled you in on that key clue that the detective built his whole case on? Try that with a printed book. Anyway, as I write, none of my fiction is yet available in ebook form--I hope it will be in the next year or so--but Ramble House, the admirable publisher of A SHOT RANG OUT: SELECTED MYSTERY CRITICISM, is making it available as an ebook in Nook or Kindle formats for $6. For information, go to ramblehouse.com and send an email to publisher Fender Tucker. End of cleverly hidden plug.